SOM-1B781C: Roman coin: Nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-1B781C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Valens dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. Mint of Arles.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 364
Date to: Exactly AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 21st June 2013

Rally details.

This object was found at Timeline Detection, Evercreech, 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust diademed and draped facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N VA]LEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory going left with wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: -//SCON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Milton Clevedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6536
Four figure Latitude: 51.12220703
Four figure longitude: -2.50147161
1:25K map: ST6536
1:10K map: ST63NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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